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How to Add “Recent Items” or “Recent Documents” back to Win

Recent Items in Quick Access menu

Windows 7 used to have a convenient start menu item that would list your most recent documents. Windows 10 does not have this enabled by default. Follow these steps to enable “Recent Items” in Windows 10 Using the below steps will will add a “Recent Items” item to our Windows Explorer Quick Access list. It […]

How to Migrate from FRS to DFSR SYSVOL using dfsrmig

DCPROMO Error - Verification of replica failed

Error while promoting new Windows Domain Controller While trying to add a new Windows 2019 server to a Microsoft Windows Domain and then dcpromo it to a domain controller I was presented with the following error. “Verification of replica failed. The specified domain [DomainName] is still using the File Replication Service (FRS) to replicate the […]

“The handle is invalid” when accessing share over network.

“The handle is invalid” when accessing share over network. I have a client with a Windows 7 pc with a folder that is shared on their network (Workgroup).  Sometime last week, after Windows Updates were installed, the other pcs on the local network could no longer browse the network or map a network drive to […]

The Best Free Software to Install on Your New Computer

Free Software

For the students in my “Intro to Personal Computers” class. Here is a good article (not created by me) that goes over some of the many software we talked about in class. https://gizmodo.com/the-best-free-software-to-install-on-your-new-laptop-1831228091 The list includes Firefox – Web Browser LibreOffice – Office Applications GIMP – Image Editing Pixlr – Image Editing Google Photos – Image Editing […]